Call to protect great white shark

  1. List as many different usages for numbers as you can find in this article and accompanying graph.
  2. What percentage of accidental deaths 1980-90 were attributed to car smashes? To drowning? To sharks?
  3. Explain why the bottom two bars in the bar graph are "broken".
  4. Write a paragraph describing the rate of accidental deaths due to sharks and to car accidents. Which is more harmful to the population? Which do you think receives the most attention in the media? Why?

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